Ever since we photographed Jenna & Tom’s dreamy Tahquamenon Falls engagement session we’ve been excited to photograph their wedding. We traveled from Traverse City to South Haven for their sunny summer wedding. We arrived at Beeches Golf Club and it was easy to see why Jenna and Tom picked out this location for their wedding. Their ceremony was to be held in front of a huge tree as sunflowers lined the middle aisle. The reception was just a few feet away under a large white tent.
Jenna and her bridesmaids were getting ready in the loft above the club house. Tom was nearby at his parent’s farm house, which was also the location of their first look. Once Jenna was ready to go we ventured off to Tom’s parents home. First looks will forever be one of our favorite moments on wedding day. Then Jenna and Tom showed us around the beautiful farm property. Between the pond, forest, field, and horse barn we were in heaven.
Later, we arrived back at the golf club to relax before the ceremony started. It’s hard to tell from the images, but it was over 90 degrees and humid. The guests didn’t seem to mind as the loaded up on ice cold water and fanned themselves off with wedding programs. The ceremony was beautiful and afterwards the newlyweds escaped on a golf cart for a few more pictures while their guest enjoyed cocktail hour. Once back at the reception it was time for dinner, dancing, cake, and lots of laughter. Jenna and Tom’s family & friends were so welcoming and wonderful, we wished we could have stayed their the entire evening. But before we left we were able to steal the bride and groom away for a few pictures at sunset, just as a big rain cloud was rolling in. The lightning was lighting up the sky as the newlyweds walked back to the party and the rain started shortly after. Thankfully the rain brought along a little cooler weather, which was great news for the dancing crowd!
Congrats again to Mr. & Mrs. Grieves for everything! We adored capturing your engagement and now wedding–we also look forward to photographing you two for years to come. Enjoy!
If you want to make a wedding photographer really, really happy than put a sign like this out at your wedding!
Ceremony & Reception: Beeches Golf Club
Cake Artist: MacKenzies Bakery
Florist: Flowers by Anna